Suicidal Teens Welcome

An image showing a "suicidal teens welcome" sign in the window of an armed forces career center has recently been circulating again.

The image is at least six months old. And no, it's not real. The sign is a reference to an episode of The Simpsons in which a similar sign was shown in the window of an army recruiting center.

The only question is whether the image is photoshopped, or did someone surreptitiously stick the sign in the window of the recruiting center and then snap the picture?

I would say it's definitely photoshopped. The hoaxer probably created an image of the sign, pasted it into the image of the armed forces center, and then decreased the opacity of the sign so that it blended into the window. Using this technique, it took me about 10 seconds to add the Museum of Hoaxes banner beneath the "Suicidal Teens Welcome" sign.

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Posted on Mon Sep 17, 2007


Photoshopped. The window has a slight perspective distortion but the poster doesn't.

Does the US Army really recruit wheelchair users?
Posted by Mr Henderson  on  Mon Sep 17, 2007  at  11:47 AM
The army doesn't recruit wheelchair users, it creates them.
Posted by Girl  on  Mon Sep 17, 2007  at  12:41 PM
If its like most recruiting places, its in a strip mall or something similar
Posted by Luke  on  Mon Sep 17, 2007  at  12:47 PM
Luke, you're right. The handicapped access is probably required for the building the recruiting center is in. And Girl, a valid argument could be made that it is the enemy that creates wheelchair users.
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Mon Sep 17, 2007  at  07:00 PM
I don't know that it has to be photoshopped. Given the comment about lack of perspective distortion, it probably is, but there's no reason some prankster couldn't have made the poster and put it up to snap the picture before opening for the day. Admittedly Photoshopping is probably a bit cheaper...
Posted by Brian X  on  Sat Sep 29, 2007  at  12:08 PM
That is hilarious. They should have photoshopped a naked person there though.
Posted by Dean  on  Wed Apr 23, 2008  at  07:15 PM
welcome to
Posted by kurt  on  Sun Aug 10, 2008  at  09:00 AM
It is so fake that it is almost gay...
Posted by marcin  on  Mon Mar 01, 2010  at  09:05 AM
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